The Know It All Guide To… (FYI)

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The Know It All Guide To… (FYI) – Premieres 31st July

Fact based programme that looks at a food stuff then goes through its origins, how it’s produced, food stuffs that are used with it and other general pointless facts.

For 30 minutes it rattles though the topic where along with going over some facts, shows how to make/cook the perfect version, talks to the producers of the foodstuff where they talk through the process and visit a popular restaurant that shows off a different take on the dish.

It’s a bit like version of The Quick and the Curious but for food.

/10

You Can’t Turn That Into A House (FYI)

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You Can’t Turn That Into A House (FYI) – Premieres 15th July

Renovation show where brothers Taimoor and Rehan along with their team go about converting run down and unique locations like a storage container or a school bus, into a liveable abode.

It kicks off with the brothers initially visiting the object to be converted, then after coming up with a plan, it follows them working on the site where they have to adapt their plans on the fly as they encounter unforeseen problems. By the end of the show the brothers show off they’re newly created home to the clients explaining how they solved any of the technical problems they faced.

It’s a nice spin on the usual building shows where the unique locations make it a surprisingly interesting watch.

4.0/10

A Question of Love (FYI)

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A Question of Love (FYI) – Premieres 11th July

Relationship expert Damona Hoffman tries to help out three couples, who have more than a few issues, get their relationship back on track. In it each couple moves in together for 30 days, and while together they recieve advice from Damona, and have to ask and answer custom written relationship questions to each other. At the end of the 30 days the couples then have to decide where they want to carry on seeing each other or not.

The show is bit like the celebrity therapy shows like The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition, but where the regular folk don’t have to all stay living in the same house, and with what appears to be even less interaction with a therapist.

It’s a run of the mill relationship show dressed up as a social experiment.

1.5/10

Scraps (FYI)

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Scraps (FYI) – Premieres 21st May

In a setup similar to Chuck and Danny’s Road Trip, chef Joel Gamoran heads off to cities around the US in a camper van where he meets up with a local chef who shows him around places of interest in the area.

The difference to this show to other cooking programmes is while picking up the main ingredients for the meal he’s making for the people he’s met, the focus of the dishes he is creating are the ingredients that would be classed as scraps, off cuts and parts of food that aren’t usually used in the making of a meal.

As a cooking show it’s a pretty run-of-the-mill affair.

2.3/10

Montecito: Dance Wives of California (FYI)

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Montecito: Dance Wives of California (FYI) – Starts 26th November

Reality guff that includes the wife and daughter of Jimmy Connors, it follows a number of women, as they go about swooning over their dance teachers and occasionally practice for competitive dance nights.

With it being scripted within an inch of its life, there’s the token villain of the piece, a successful businesswoman who wants to return to competitve dance, though after being turned down by her former partner, hires and out of town fella and generally gets everyones back up.

There’s also a fair bit on the bloke dancers where their flirting with the clients either leads the friends to believe the live the life of an escort, or their fiancé gets suspicious of middle age women flirting.

It’s really bad, like a Real Housewives but with limited foxtrot footage.

0.8/10

Buying The View (FYI)

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Buying The View (FYI) – Starts 5th November

House hunting programme where a couple get the help of an estate agent to find them three properties, where they will pick and purchase their favourite.

The main difference from this to other house hunting shows is that it’s focused on the high end multi-million dollar properties. Meaning it’s more a look at how the other half life opposed to something like Buying The Rockies. The couple in the first ep also appear to be two actors hired to play the role of a young couple and they’ve started filming before they knew their characters.

It’s all a bit pointless.

1.9/10

Downtown Shabby (FYI)

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Downtown Shabby (FYI) – Starts 15th October

A property renovation show where homeowners set a budget, a list of wants for the redesign of their home and strict deadline to a husband and wife team of renovators.

As the couple go through the house with the owners they list out what changes they’ll be making and graphics are shown on what should happen, then list up on where the budget will be put towards.

It then goes through the various stages of the renovation where problems start to arise, and instead of reevaluating the plans they made just push the project over budget.

Over than that it’s a typical renovation show that focus on the before and after more than the how they did it.

2.1/10